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Lipodissolve

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Lipodissolve is a solution of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in deoxycholate (DC).
DC (a bile salt) breaks down the ingested fat cells, and PC is found in eggs, soybeans, mustard, sunflower, and other foods. It is found naturally in the body in all cells.  PC assists with the digestion and drainage of released fat. PC mainly protects the neighboring tissue from the corrosive action of DC. When injected in subcutaneous fat, DC may leads to adipocyte (fat cell) death.  There is less pain, bruising, and induration when DC is combined with PC. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they are slowly removed by the macrophages (foam cells) in the concomitant inflammatory response, which should result in fat reduction in the treated area. PC/DC treatment also results in newly laid down collage, which tightens the overlying skin.

LipoDissolve involves relatively painless injections of substances which melt the fat beneath the skin and shrink the fat cells. Lipodissolve helps with shaping the body and reducing cellulite by melting the fat beneath the skin and shrinking the fat cells. The fat dissolves and is excreted by the kidneys and the intestines. PC//DC treatments can be applied to many body areas including the abdomen, arms, under eyes, waist, hips, back, and legs. LipoDissolve is typically best for small pockets of fat. Multiple treatments spaces 4 weeks apart are recommended.

Visit Citrine Glow Medispa conveniently located in the Philadelphia, Manayunk area for Lipodissolve near you!

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What is Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve is an alternative to a more invasive liposuction procedure.  Lipodissolve consist of injections for targeted fat reduction. Localized injections of phosphatidylcholine (PC) with deoxycholate (DC) to reduce superficial deposits of fat.

Lipodissolve is a solution that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid.  Deoxycholic acid breaks down fat cells in the targeted treatment area and has been used more commonly to treat the submental (double chin) area by a FDA-approved injectable known as Kybella. 

FAQ's

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Lipodissovle injections are use to treat subbord or targeted area such as double chin, arms, legs, back, and abdomen.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Four to six treatment may be needed spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Expectations will be set during your consultation.. 

 

HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

The effects may be visible after 4 -6 treatments. Initially, a loss in inches of the treated area may be noticed. Results may change with weight gain, pregnancy and aging.   

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT IN BETWEEN TREATMENTS?

Treatments for lipodissolve should be space 4-6 weeks apart. 4-6 treatments may be needed. 

 

CAN ANYONE USE LIPODISSOLVE? 

Lipodissolve injections are not recommended in pregnant or lactating mothers, anyone with egg or soy allergy, or history of bleeding or clotting disorder.  A consultation is requires to determine if you are a good candidate for fillers. 

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF LIPODISSOLVE INJECTIONS?  

Lipodissolve possible side effects  include redness, stinging, swelling, bruising, lightheadedness, nodule formation at the injection site, allergic reaction, and skin necrosis.

 

CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Yes, Lipodissolve can be used in conjunction with our medical weight loss program and/or with Morpheus8 Skin tightening treatment to contour the body and tighten skin. 

WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED IN POST TREATMENT RECOVERY WITH LIPODISSOLVE?

Limited downtime can be expected and most patients recover from lipodissolve within two to three days. Normal activities can be resumed after the procedure, but strenuous exercise should be limited for three days after treatment. Redness, swelling, and bruising will resolve within 10 days. 

 

WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

• Immediately after the treatment, the most commonly reported side-effects were temporary redness, bruising and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within 5 to 10 days. Cold or ice compresses may be used immediately before treatment to reduce swelling.
•Do not use any lotions, creams or make-up on the treated area for twelve (12) hours after your treatment.
• After twelve (12) hours, you can use Arnica gel as a base for the massage. Arnica topically will help your body heal from bruising and swelling.
• Apply topical 1% Hydrocortisone or Benadryl gel on treated areas to reduce itching or redness.
• Claritin can be used to help with itching if needed.
• To minimize bruising, avoid Aspirin, Anti-inflammatory drugs, Gingko biloba, Garlic,
Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin E, Alcohol, spicy food, salty food and cigarettes/Tobacco 48 hours to 1 week after your treatment.
•It is normal to feel “firmness” in the injection site first day after treatment. In some
cases, a lumpy formation can be felt on the injected area. If necessary, massage area gently 3-5 times a day up to 72 hours.
-Massage the treated area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days. 
•Drink at least 64oz of water daily.
•Do not wash the treated area or take a shower for at least four (4) hours after your treatment.
• Do not exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Avoid strenuous exercises, sunbathing or
tanning.
• Apply sun block and protect skin from sunlight.
• Treatment of neck areas, sleep with head elevated (3-4 pillows), and wear
compression under chin (scarf or head band).

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